Observation in the MINOS far detector of the shadowing of cosmic rays by the sun and moon

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Title: Observation in the MINOS far detector of the shadowing of cosmic rays by the sun and moon
Author: Adamson, P.; Andreopoulos, C.; Ayres, D.S.; Backhouse, C.; Barr, G.; Barrett, W.L.; Bishai, M.; Blake, A.; Bock, B.; Bock, G.J.; Boehnlein, D.J.; Bogert, D.; Bower, C.; Budd, S.; Cavanaugh, S.; Cherdack, D.; Childress, S.; Choudhary, B.C.; Cobb, J.H.; Coelho, J.A.B.; Coleman, S.J.; Corwin, L.; Cronin-Hennessy, D.; Danko, I.Z.; de Jong, J.K.; Devenish, N.E.; Diwan, M.V.; Dorman, M.; Escobar, C.O.; Evans, J.J.; Falk, E.; Feldman, Gary J.; Frohne, M.V.; Gallagher, H.R.; Godley, A.; Gomes, R.A.; Goodman, M.C.; Gouffon, P.; Gran, R.; Grant, N.; Grashorn, E.W.; Grzelak, K.; Habig, A.; Harris, D.; Harris, P.G.; Hartnell, J.; Hatcher, R.; Himmel, A.; Holin, A.; Huang, X.; Hylen, J.; Ilic, J.; Irwin, G.M.; Isvan, Z.; Jaffe, D.E.; James, C.; Jensen, D.; Kafka, T.; Kasahara, S.M.S.; Koizumi, G.; Kopp, S.; Kordosky, M.; Krahn, Z.; Kreymer, A.; Lang, K.; Lefeuvre, G.; Ling, J.; Litchfield, P.J.; Litchfield, R.P.; Loiacono, L.; Lucas, P.; Mann, W.A.; Marshak, M.L.; Marshall, J.S.; Mayer, N.; McGowan, A.M.; Mehdiyev, R.; Meier, J.R.; Messier, M.D.; Michael, D.G.; Miller, W.H.; Mishra, S.R.; Mitchell, J.; Moore, C.D.; Mualem, L.; Mufson, S.; Musser, J.; Naples, D.; Nelson, J.K.; Newman, H.B.; Nichol, R.J.; Nicholls, T.C.; Oliver, W.P.; Orchanian, M.; Paley, J.; Patterson, R.B.; Pawloski, G.; Pearce, G.F.; Peterson, E.A.; Pittam, R.; Plunkett, R.K.; Ratchford, J.; Raufer, T.M.; Rebel, B.; Reichenbacher, J.; Rodrigues, P.A.; Rosenfeld, C.; Rubin, H.A.; Ryabov, V.A.; Sanchez, M.C.; Schneps, J.; Schreiner, P.; Semenov, V.K.; Shanahan, P.; Sousa, A.; Strait, M.; Tagg, N.; Talaga, R.L.; Thomas, J.; Thomson, M.A.; Thron, J.L.; Tinti, G.; Toner, R.; Tzanakos, G.; Urheim, J.; Vahle, P.; Viren, B.; Weber, A.; Webb, R.C.; White, C.; Whitehead, L.; Wojcicki, S.G.; Wright, D.M.; Yang, T.; Zwaska, R.

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Citation: Adamson, P., C. Andreopoulos, D.S. Ayres, C. Backhouse, G. Barr, W.L. Barrett, M. Bishai, et al. 2011. “Observation in the MINOS Far Detector of the Shadowing of Cosmic Rays by the Sun and Moon.” Astroparticle Physics 34 (6) (January): 457–466. doi:10.1016/j.astropartphys.2010.10.010.
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Abstract: The shadowing of cosmic ray primaries by the moon and sun was observed by the MINOS far detector at a depth of 2070 mwe using 83.54 million cosmic ray muons accumulated over 1857.91 live-days. The shadow of the moon was detected at the 5.6 σ level and the shadow of the sun at the 3.8 σ level using a log-likelihood search in celestial coordinates. The moon shadow was used to quantify the absolute astrophysical pointing of the detector to be 0.17 ± 0.12°. Hints of interplanetary magnetic field effects were observed in both the sun and moon shadow
Published Version: doi:10.1016/j.astropartphys.2010.10.010
Other Sources: https://arxiv.org/abs/1008.1719
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